Aki Kitamura

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AIMS Surgical ventricular restoration (SVR) effectively reduces left ventricular (LV) volume in ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM), but the recent Surgical Treatment of Ischemic Heart Failure (STICH) Trial questions its importance. We report 8-year SVR experience in patients with ICM. METHODS AND RESULTS Between 2000 and 2008, 135 patients underwent SVR for(More)
The intracardiac growth and extension of liposarcoma was observed in a 60-year-old woman. The epicardial tumor was identified to originate from the anterior wall of the right ventricle. She initially showed symptoms associated with cardiac tamponade. A surgical operation was performed but it resulted in incomplete resection due to massive invasion and(More)
OBJECTIVE Nontransplant surgery for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) has been in the process of development. Anterior restoration for anterior akinesis has shown favourable outcome. Posterior restoration and surgical results are also discussed. METHODS At the Hayama Heart Center in Japan, between 2005 and 2009, posterior restoration for DCM was performed in(More)
Herein is reported a successful surgical case of aortic root replacement for aortic regurgitation in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta. A 37-year-old male, who had been diagnosed as osteogenesis imperfecta of type IA, underwent mitral valve repair for mitral regurgitation. Severe aortic regurgitation developed four years after surgery. A stentless(More)
The surgical treatment for ischemic mitral regurgitation remains controversal. Ring annuloplasty results in recurrent mitral regurgitation in some cases. Strut chordal cutting is a new surgical procedure in addition to ring annuloplasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation. Two patients (63-year-old woman, 53-year-old man) with severe ischemic mitral(More)
The case is reported of a 65-year-old male who required reoperation for early failure of a Freestyle stentless valve aortic root bioprosthesis implanted using the full root technique. The bioprosthesis had been implanted to treat annuloaortic ectasia associated with severe aortic regurgitation (AR). At 18 months postoperatively, a new diastolic murmur(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative nutritional status and physical function are important predictors of mortality and morbidity after cardiac surgery. However, the influence of nutritional status before cardiac surgery on physical function and the progress of postoperative rehabilitation requires clarification. AIMS To determine the effect of preoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Development of ablation device for the surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation (Af) has suggested the safety and easiness of the maze procedure. However, the success rate of sinus rhythm (SR) recovery is not satisfactory. We studied the maze procedure and the results with ablation device and also with additional ganglion plexi (GP) ablation.(More)